Posts published in September, 2010

A Rivalry Writ in Curry

For more than 20 years two neighboring Indian restaurants in the East Village have engaged in a feud for the hearts and stomachs of diners. Now, a new generation of owners prepares to take the rivalry to a new level online.

A Few More Signposts to Guide You

Here are four features on The Local East Village that we think can help you learn more about what’s happening in our community.

For Beer Purists, Local Brews to Savor

The East Village can claim bragging rights for having more bars participating in NY Craft Beer Week than any other neighborhood in the city.

Path to Liquor License Often Bumpy

Liquor License – Local East Village from Elisa Lagos on Vimeo. Liquor licensing is the hot topic in the East Village, with some residents railing against the noise and violence that they say booze brings. But cafe owners looking to put alcohol on their menus to make money said that applying for a license is […]

The Day | The Local and NYU

The Local East Village invites comments and questions about how the blog intends to manage its relationship with NYU.

Happy Birthday, Tuli

Friends of Tuli Kupferberg, who died in July, gathered in the East Village Tuesday night to celebrate what would have been his 87th birthday.

Opinion | The Noise Debate

What legitimate expectations does the community have of bar and club-owners when it comes to noise? And just which community are we talking about? Kim Davis, community editor of The Local East Village, removes his editorial hat for a moment and joins the conversation from a personal perspective.

Ring in the Fall with Flavored Seltzers

A review of flavored seltzers at Northern Spy Food Co. at 511 East 12th Street.

Church’s Hot Meal Service to Resume

Long Island-based Hope for the Future Ministries plans to begin serving hot meals again next month in Tompkins Square Park.

The Day | A Vote on Loud Concerts

On Tuesday night, Community Board 3 voted overwhelmingly to pass a measure that would restrict the number of concerts using amplified sound at Tompkins Square to one per weekend.

Saying Goodbye to Annie

Gloria Wasserman, who sold cigarettes at the Fulton Fish Market for decades and became a fixture in the East Village known and beloved as “Annie,” died last Wednesday morning at her daughter’s home in Los Angeles.

Conversation | On Gentrification

The East Village made the top 25 of the annual Forbes list of America’s richest ZIP codes.

On 7th Street, An Unusual Veranda

Anthony Pisano has called a narrow, crowded storefront on Seventh Street near First Avenue his home for the past 32 years.

First Person | At the Sidewalk Café

A visit to Sidewalk Café, an East Village staple for aspiring musicians.

The Day | Speaking Out on Noise, Bars

Two committees of Community Board 3 met for three hours Monday night and the discussion was dominated by two of the neighborhood’s hot-button issues: noise complaints and the granting of liquor licenses.

Harry’s Last Day in the Park

Harry Greenberg retires Monday after 35 years with the parks department, including 22 years as the supervisor in Tompkins Square Park.

First Person | At Quintessence

Exploring raw vegan cuisine at Quintessence.

Smokers Sound Off On Proposed Ban

Smokers in Tompkins Square Park react to a plan to broaden the scope of the city’s smoking ban.

Designer Chic at Target Prices

A look at a new line of home goods that makes it hard to distinguish what’s chic from what’s a bargain.

Celebrating the Arts on Fourth Street

The Fourth Arts Block, or FAB! as it’s known by the locals, held its seventh annual FAB! Festival on East Fourth Street in the East Village on Saturday.